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Lemon Nut Star Cookies

 Lemon Nut Star Cookies
Family and friends will say "Hooray!" when they see these star-spangled cookies from our Test Kitchen. Make these treats throughout the year by using different cookie cutter and food coloring.
33 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Red and blue food coloring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
  • addition. Beat in the lemon juice, cream and lemon peel.
  • Combine the flour, almonds, baking soda and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to
  • handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in. thickness.

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Lemon Nut Star Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cut with a floured star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For glaze, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, corn
  • syrup and lemon juice until smooth. Divide into three bowls. Tint
  • one portion red and one portion blue; leave the third portion white.
  • Spread over cookies; let stand overnight for glaze to harden. Yield:
  • about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 171 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.